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Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

2019-20 NBA Season (74th NBA Season)

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 8:00 p.m. ET (Chesapeake Energy Arena)

Over/Under: 212; Pacers +1 (-109)

Best Moneyline: Pacers +110, Thunder -103

In tonight's interconference matchup between the Indiana Pacers (13-7) and Oklahoma City Thunder (8-11), the Pacers are striving to earn the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference, while OKC is aiming to achieve at least a .500 record. This game can be watched on FSIN, FSOK, NBA League Pass, or via a live streaming service. So far this season, the Pacers are 10-8-2 ATS, whereas the Thunder are 12-7 ATS. According to the Land of Basketball database, based on 90 regular season games played all-time and head-to-head, the Thunder are 51-39 versus the Pacers. On Nov. 12, 2019, Indiana won the first meeting this season 111-85. In the 2018-19 season, the series was split 1-1, with the Pacers winning 108-106 on Mar. 14, 2019 and the Thunder winning 108-106 on Mar, 14, 2019. While Oklahoma City swept the Pacers in their two-game series in the 2017-18 season, Indiana also did the same in the 2016-17 season series. Moreover, in Indiana's 117-104 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, point guard Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points and earned 6 total rebounds, 9 assists, no steals, and no blocks.

Power forward Domantas Sabonis scored 18 points and accumulated 14 rebounds, 8 assists, no steals, and no blocks. Next, center Myles Turner finished his night with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block. The Pacers' bench players also scored 34 points against the Grizzlies. Justin Holiday earned 15 points and Aaron Holiday scored 11 points. Additionally, for other in-depth team statistics, the Pacers shot 44-88 (50 percent) from the field, 16-38 (42.1 percent) from the three-point arc, and 13-15 (86.7 percent) at the free throw line. Indiana defeated the Grizzlies with 53 rebounds, 31 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks, and 32 points scored in the paint. Their largest lead versus Memphis was by 16 points. Despite a slow start in the first quarter, they played an exceptional game. They allowed the Grizzlies to score 31 points in the forth quarter, but they still won by 13 points. Meanwhile, in Oklahoma City's 107-104 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, power forward Danilo Gallinari had 23 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, no steals, and no blocks.

Center Steven Adams scored 17 points and earned 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 2 blocks. Plus, shooting guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ended his game with 17 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and no blocks. The Thunder's bench players finished their night with 31 points versus the Pelicans as well. Dennis Schroder was responsible for 17 of those 31 points earned by the bench players. For other team game statistics, OKC shot 38-81 (46.9 percent) from the field, 11-33 (33.3 percent) from beyond the arc, and 20-26 (76.9 percent) at the free throw line. Not to mention, the Thunder ended their performance with 52 rebounds, 19 assists, 5 steals, 3 blocks, and 44 points scored in the paint. Their largest lead of the game was by 14 points, but the team won by only 3 points. They demonstrated a satisfactory effort in the third quarter, holding the Pelicans to 22 points. However, if they are playing for a top eight ranking in the Western Conference, they have to score more points offensively. Moving forward, their defense will not get the job done.

The Indiana Pacers' Betting Trends highlights the team's .700 winning percentage based on the team's previous ten games played versus Northwest division opponents

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The Indiana Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games played on the road this season. They are also 4-1 ATS in their previous five games versus Western Conference opponents, and Indiana is 7-3 SU in their past ten games played against Northwest division teams. Furthermore, the total has gone under in four of the Pacers' past five games played on the road versus the Oklahoma City Thunder. To add to these betting statistics, the total has gone under in four of the team's last five games this season. According to the Vegas Insider NBA betting odds, the Pacers have 40/1 odds to win the Eastern Conference title and 100/1 odds to win the NBA championship this season. They currently trail five teams, in terms of conference title odds: Milwaukee Bucks (6/5), Philadelphia 76ers (2/1), Boston Celtics (4/1), Toronto Raptors (10/1), and Miami Heat (15/1). They currently rank twelfth in the league for championship-winning odds.

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